B James Monk

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Why You Should Really Plant Garlic ASAP

Fall is the best time to plant this kitchen essential. Here's how to plant garlic, plus the best ways to use it.<p>You might assume that the end of …

Gardening

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Mark Cuban's Best Productivity Hack Is Seriously Beyond Brilliant

Controlling his schedule gives him power over his success, health, and destiny. Here's how he does it.<p>Conventional wisdom says that "collaboration" is the key to success. Indeed, companies have spent umpteen billions of dollars on open plan offices specifically to increase the number of meetings …

Time Management

This is Simon Sinek's Guaranteed Secret to Success Most of Us Won't Do

Best-selling author and TED speaker Simon Sinek says we focus too much on dramatic actions. On the Tony Robbins podcast, he shared what to do instead<p>Independents tend to go to extremes: We get passionate about an idea, stay up all night to make it real and are more susceptible to burning out before …

Self-improvement

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

Spirulina is the Latest High Protein Superfood—Here's Why It's So Good for You

This buzzy, nutrient-rich plant food can be used in so many ways.<p>If you pay any attention to the wellness world, you may have noticed that spirulina …

Nutrition

Chocolate Avocado Bread

Avocado is a healthy fat so naturally we wanted to see if we could use avocado in place of the fat in our favorite zucchini bread. Now that there's …

Food

The Basics of Numerology: How to Calculate Your Life Path and Destiny Numbers

<i>Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to all things magick. Count it up, cosmic warrior. Today, we're exploring the basics of numerology.</i><p>Have you ever found yourself gazing at the clock at exactly 11:11? Wondering why you so …

A Tech Guru Captivated Canada. Then He Fled to China.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Sun Yian was living the Canadian dream.<p>The Chinese immigrant found fortune harnessing Canadian talent to develop cutting-edge technology, everything from semiconductors to facial recognition, to take back to China. His company grew to more than 1,500 employees across …

British Columbia

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Leadership

These Cauliflower Recipes Will Have You Eating it at Every Meal

How to Eat Cauliflower for Every Meal<p>Dessert included.<p>June 23, 2018<p>Cauliflower is having a moment right now. With its mild flavor and health …

Beautiful chart shows how the English alphabet evolved

Matt Baker from UsefulCharts.com made a detailed poster and video of how the English alphabet evolved over the last 4,000 years, but his elegant and …

This Doctor Has Studied Gut Health for 40 Years—Here's Exactly What He Eats

Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D., MBA, FIDSA, could be considered the godfather of microbiome research. Not only has he pioneered breakthrough research in the …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

3 Filthy Words Smart and Successful People Never Use

We may not even be aware we speak these daily, but they can severely limit us.<p>You're in mid-conversation with a work colleague, and out of nowhere (or so you think), that person disengages and loses interest. If you are keenly self-aware, you may even notice subtle body language that informs you …

Why'd You Dress Up?

I see you. Spandex. Spiderman. I see you there. What are you doing?<p>You’re wearing tights. Underneath your shorts. They don’t even come all the way …

8 Unconventional Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following

Do you know which hashtags to avoid?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram is predicted to add 26.9 million users in the U.S. by 2020. That’s far more than Facebook, Twitter or any other social platform tracked. The social network is also enjoying a higher adoption …

Social Media

Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students

Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year.<p>“At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, 24, who graduated from …

Mental Health

The Science Behind Effortless Weight Loss | Heleo

“People who are overweight are given the idea that, ‘It’s your fault you’re fat. This is about willpower.’ And it’s not.”<p><b>Dr. Mark Hyman</b> is a …

I’ve worked in foreign aid for 50 years—Trump is right to end it, even if his reasons are wrong

A few years ago, a person named Jason Sadler wanted to help poor Africans by sending them a million free t-shirts. Sadler had never been to Africa, never worked in foreign aid, and while he evidently wanted to help the poor, his “1 Million T-Shirts” project was doomed by a mindless lack of …

Foreign Aid

What Science Says About Getting The Most Out of Your Tea

Hot tip: put it in the microwave.<p>Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect …

This Crazy-Cool Designer Specializes in All-White Interiors—This Is Her Secret

While we aren't prone to playing favorites, there's one room style that makes our design hearts burst every time: an all-white interior. While in …

Ten Easy Ways To Be Better At Your Job

Many of us were raised to think about a job as nothing more than a way to make money. We don’t often think of a job as a way to grow personally and professionally, but every job gives us that opportunity.<p>Even the worst job you’ve ever had taught you something valuable!<p>Going to work is like going to …

You can’t be socially progressive and economically conservative

If you want to be socially progressive, you have to support initiatives that foster social progress, like education equality, women’s health resources, criminal justice reform, universal healthcare, workplace equality, and so on. These initiatives either cost taxpayer money, require governmentally …

High School

Top 5 Home Renovations for Your Money in 2017 | Investopedia

After a definite slump over the previous decade, the housing market is on a path to recovery. Housing prices are on the rise, and home equity has …

The "Jack of All Trades" Might Just Be a Master of Big-Picture Thinking

Effective leaders don't have all the answers. They know how to put the right pieces together.<p>The old saying "jack of all trades, master of none," is almost always used with negative connotations. It usually means a person lacks the focus needed to stick with anything long enough to become truly …